The CVHS website recently enabled Martha Karstens, Chief of the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, to obtain one of her mother Margaret Ziegler’s paintings as shown in the photo. The painting’s owner, Todd Bliss of Pebble Beach, was researching the painting’s artist and posted a message on our website asking for any information on “M. Ziegler”, the artist noted on the painting. The post was forwarded to Karstens who fortunately was able to obtain the painting from Mr. Bliss.
Paintings are bought and sold every day, but this particular acquisition was one more poignant step for Karstens in replacing her life’s possessions after losing everything in the December 2013 Big Sur Pfeiffer Ridge fire.